September 15 – Origins of the Great War (Robert Cruthirds, Central Library History Department)
September 29 – War Lands: The Environmental Impact of the First World War and the Making of the 20th Century (Tait Keller, Rhodes College)
October 20 – WarUntold.com: The Stories of WWI Soldiers (G. Andrew Pouncey, WWI Historian)
November 10 – Book Discussion of All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque (Central Reader’s Club)
In recognition of the centennial of the First World War, Librarian Robert Cruthirds has created a pathfinder for WWI-related materials here at the Central Library. Thanks, Robert!
We expect to add other pathfinders in the near future, so you can also use the “Pathfinders” link in the menu bar above.
Around 1919, sixteen-year-old Celeste Rhea (later Sugg) made a scrapbook which showcased her relationship with her boyfriend Bobby, a pilot from New Jersey. According to her granddaughter Theresa Adams Corbett, Bobby proposed to Celeste, but Celeste said “No” because she was too young and he was from New Jersey. (No offense, New Jerseyites…)
The scrapbook features photographs of her soldier friends, airplane hangars, trips to city parks, planes in flight and downtown Memphis.
Pages from that scrapbook are now available on Dig Memphis, as are the individual photographs from each page. Enjoy!